Barbra Streisand The Minute Waltz Lyrics

Color Me Barbra Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Yesterdays
  • 2 One Kiss
  • 3 The Minute Waltz
  • 4 Gotta Move
  • 5 Non c'est rien
  • 6 Where or When
  • 7 Medley: Animal Crackers in My Soup / Funny Face / That Face / They Didn't Believe Me / Were Thine That Special Face / I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face / Let's Face the Music and Dance / Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long / What's New Pussycat? / Small World / I Love You / I Stayed Too Long at the Fair / Look at That Face
  • 8 C'est si bon (It's So Good)
  • 9 Where Am I Going?
  • 10 Starting Here, Starting Now
  • I've got minute
    Just a little minute
    I have only got a minute
    Just a minute

    I have only got a minute
    That is all the time I have
    To sing this tiny little minute waltz
    It isn't easy but I'll try it then

    I've got to say goodbye
    But first I'll take a minute
    And put in it
    Every note that you may know

    That less I sing a little minute waltz
    And hope I can sing with no faults
    I know it's difficult
    I'll give it every last breath that I've got within my body

    Hope that my performance won't be very shoddy
    Singing every moment won't do wonders for my throat
    I probably will end up hoarse
    Of course I will I've got it down a wager

    That I made I will I want
    I know its not the money but the
    Satisfaction that I get from winning money
    On this silly kind of bet

    Though this kind of solo wasn't his intention
    Chopin isn't here to make an intervention
    So with your permission
    And no intermission

    I will sing each note
    That that composer wrote
    As you can hear my trilling
    Isn't very thrilling

    But no one can say
    I wasn't very willing
    To attempt a thing that's not been done
    And just for fun to sing the minute waltz

    As I sing the seconds fly
    All too soon the minute waltzes by
    And now I ask you where am I
    Halfway through the tune and I'm falling far behind

    I have less than thirty seconds
    Less than thirty seconds
    Less than thirty
    Less than half a minute

    I have less than thirty seconds
    I have less than half a minute
    To complete this little minute waltz
    But every note that's in the score I buy

    The sands of time I know are pouring at me
    With my bet and honour with the money
    Down to some big store and there to buy a honey
    And a trophy for myself

    To put upon the shelf
    To show the world I've won

    Oh, the second hand is rushing round the dial
    And though I'd like to end this torture with a smile
    And lest someone knows how to stop the clock
    You're gonna see me cry
    Before I say goodbye

    _____ To complete the song
    But I'm afraid my little lungs will burst before too long
    If only I can last this day
    I won't have failed to sing a little minute waltz.

    Written by: Frederic francois chopin, frederic francois +1849 chopin, don harper
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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